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  • Deborah Kado

    Deborah Kado

    Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    BioDr. Kado is a board-certified, fellowship-trained doctor specializing in geriatrics. She serves as co-director of the Stanford Longevity Center. She is a professor of medicine and co-chief of the Geriatric Section of the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health.

    For each patient, Dr. Kado prepares a personalized care plan. Her objective is to help all individuals maintain the best possible health and quality of life as they age.

    A special interest of Dr. Kado is bone health. She has conducted extensive research focused on osteoporosis and the related disorder hyperkyphosis.
    Since joining the UCLA faculty in 2000, she has received continuous funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications of her research findings in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Osteoporosis International, Journal of Gerontology and Medical Sciences, Journal of Geriatric Oncology, Nature Communications, and other peer-reviewed journals.

    In 2007, she defined hyperkyphosis as a new geriatric syndrome. Her discoveries in this field were first featured in the American College or Physician’s premier internal medicine journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Later, they also appeared in a dedicated chapter in UpToDate, the electronic resource providing evidence-based clinical decision support for doctors worldwide.

    Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Kado practiced at UC San Diego where she started a dedicated osteoporosis clinic for patient care and research. She later broadened her research interests beyond musculoskeletal aging to study other aging-related topics such as the gut microbiome in older men and the effects of cancer treatments on aging in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.

    Dr. Kado is a California native. She trained at UCSF and UCLA. She also earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, sponsored by the John Hartford Foundation.

    She is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, Gerontological Society of America, The Endocrine Society, and other professional organizations. She co-chairs the NIH National Institute on Aging Workshop for the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. She also participates in the Bone Health Working Group of the Society for Women’s Health Research.

  • James Kahn

    James Kahn

    Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines), Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy initial research activities involved antiretroviral and novel therapeutic treatments of HIV infection, understanding elements of HIV pathogenesis associated with acute HIV infection and post exposure prevention. My most recent scholarly activities concentrate on working as a team to capitalize on the data stored in electronic medical records, HIV disease modeling and using electronic medical records for outcome research and developing a mentorship program for early career scientists.

  • Beverley Kane

    Beverley Kane

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioBeverley Kane, MD, was Board Certified in Family Medicine, then completed fellowships in Ob-Gyn (San Francisco Children's Hosptial) and Sports Medicine (London Univeristy). She has worked in the private practice of sports medicine; in medical informatics, specializing in doctor-patient communication (WebMD); and in stress management with her private practice, Horsensei Equine-Assisted Learning & THerapy (HEALTH). Her latest book, "Equine-imity--Stress Reduction and Emotional Self-Regulation in the Company of Horses," published 27 March 2021, can be seen at http://equine-imity.com/

  • Robert Kaplan

    Robert Kaplan

    Adjunct Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsHealth services research
    Studies on the cost and quality of health care
    Health outcome measurement
    Social determinants of health

  • Jaya Karnani, MD

    Jaya Karnani, MD

    Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

    BioDr. Jaya Karnani practices family medicine in Bay Valley Medical Group’s Hayward office. She attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College in India and completed her residency at the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program in Indiana.
    Dr. Karnani is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She speaks English and Hindi. Dr. Karnani joined Bay Valley Medical Group in 2009. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, reading and watching movies.

  • Colonel Ronit Katz (Ben-Abraham)

    Colonel Ronit Katz (Ben-Abraham)

    Clinical Professor (Affiliated), Primary Care and Population Health
    Staff, Primary Care and Population Health

    BioColonel (CA) Ronit Katz, MD is The Surgeon General for the CA Guard and a consultant to NASA-Ames Medical Unit. During the current pandemic she has played a vital leadership role in California’s response to the evolving situation and received two NASA-Ames safety awards for her role in COVID -19 prevention.
    Professor Katz is Board Certified in Preventive, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
    Dr. Katz provides her expertise in occupational and environmental medicine to the CA WRIISC team.
    Colonel (Dr.) Katz attended Tel Aviv University and The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel at age 15. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Medical School. She completed a fellowship in cancer research at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and later served as a Faculty Member at the Harvard University School of Public Health.
    She is a recipient of Lawrence Livermore National Lab's (LLNL) “Certificate of Excellence” for outstanding performance in support of the Health Services Department, received the NASA Group Achievement Award, and was selected as one of the "Top Doctors in Silicon Valley."
    In 2007, Dr. Katz received The American Medical Association’s (AMA) “Excellence in Medicine and Leadership Award.”
    She serves on many boards and committees for local and national professional organizations, including serving in various senior and policy leadership roles in the AMA including Chair of AMA-IMGS Governing council and Delegate to HOD, and representing Stanford University Medical center for AMA-OMSS.
    In 2018, Dr. Katz was a keynote speaker at the JMA International Conference on CBRNE/Disaster Preparedness/Counterterrorism in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In 2019 Col. Katz was the Key note speaker for Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) and her presentation was streamed live to other DOE facilities.
    Colonel Katz is a national speaker and educator for The American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine( ACOEM) and The New England Journal of Medicine Resident 360 programs.
    Colonel Katz, MD is a Clinical Professor(Aff.) at Stanford University Medical Center where she was awarded the "Excellent Teacher Award."